Recording in two different formats mistake

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    • #53755


      I recorded a performance with my Canon GL2 set to 720 (oops) and my Sony FX1000 HD set to 1020. Now in edit, when I cut between scenes my frame changes. If I final in 720 will the 1020 look okay? How else should I do this?
      I'.m going to experiment with different methods but I'd like some input to help me think outside the box
    • #205851

      It's not at all unusual to mix sizes, 1080, 720 etc. If you can define the size of your project sequence, choose to work in 720 (in this instance) and scale your 1080 file to 68% of the original size. The finished project should render well unless you also are mixing fps i.e. 24fps and 30fps.

    • #205876

      Excellent. Thank you for the simple and concise answer!

    • #205963

      If you're using Adobe Premiere Pro, you may also use the "scale to frame size" option…

    • #205966

      If you have After Effects, you can just scale it down to 720p. That's actually a good plan if you've got intentions to have slow motion footage in your piece. Most rigs will have faster frame rates in a smaller format. HD cameras usually go with 1080 30p and 720 60p. You can shoot all your main footage in 1080 and your hard action intended for slo-mo in 720. When you're done, scale it all down to 720p so you don't lose image quality trying to scale up to 1080.


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